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Sakhir weather: What's in store for the Bahrain GP?

It will be a typically warm weekend in Sakhir for the 2022 Bahrain Grand Prix, but there's another factor that could cause a headache for the teams.

After six days of pre-season testing, the 2022 Formula 1 campaign kicks off in Sakhir this weekend with the Bahrain Grand Prix. As it stands, drivers and teams are set to face similar conditions to those experienced at last week's test session, with warm temperatures and strong winds expected throughout the season-opening weekend in the desert. With thanks to our friends at WeerOnline.nl, here's the current weather forecast for the 2022 F1 Bahrain Grand Prix.

Warm temperatures and strong winds

Friday is due to be the 'coolest' of the three days in Bahrain, with peak temperatures forecast to reach around 19 degrees Celcius. These numbers will climb to 22 and 26 degrees Celcius on Saturday and Sunday respectively. A major factor for consideration is the wind, with gusts from the north west of around 25mph anticipated on Friday, and 20mph on Saturday, before reducing to 15mph on Sunday – potentially bringing along some extra sand. Both qualifying and the race will get underway in twilight conditions (18:00 local time / 15:00 GMT), with the floodlights switching on and temperatures gradually dropping as the sessions wear on into the night.

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